How much 'land for peace' ?

How much 'land for peace' ?

October 3rd, 2011 in Opinion Free Press

The nation of Israel is constantly pressured to exchange "land for peace" with the Palestinians.

Supposedly, Israeli civilians would no longer be the target of frequent rocket attacks from areas controlled by the Palestinians if only Israel would surrender some of its territory.

But unfortunately, there is ample reason -- besides just the rocket attacks -- to doubt that the Palestinians acknowledge Israel's right to exist at all.

The Weekly Standard noted recently that the website of the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations bears a logo suggesting the removal of Israel altogether.

The logo depicts a Palestine that engulfs Israel.

"No nod is given even to the U.N.'s 1948 decision to divide the region into Jewish and Arab sectors ...," The Weekly Standard noted. "There is not too much left to the imagination here: Israel is 'wiped off the map.'"

It added, "Palestinian unilateral statehood efforts go hand-in-hand with a desire by the rulers of such a state to champion the continued rejection of the Jewish state, Israel."

Under such circumstances, we can easily see why Israel is reluctant to exchange land for supposed "peace."